Food and resources.

Welcome to the Dept. of Agricultural,
Food, and Resource Economics

The department's mission is to:

Support society's agricultural, agribusiness, food, environmental and natural resource needs for economic analysis through an integrated program of teaching, research and outreach activities designed to improve the quality of public and private decisions

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Greetings All Alumni – Please Take Our Survey

The Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics is asking all alumni for feedback regarding their academic and alumni experiences.

Your experiences and opinions are very important to us and are essential to the success of the project. Completion of the survey will require only about 10-15 minutes of your time. Please complete all questions relevant to your experience. Your answers will be kept completely confidential. At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to request a summary of the results of the study, if you so choose. If your email software permits, simply click on the following link to begin the survey or place the address in your web browser address space and click on enter:

The survey is sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Community Engagement and DAFRE—each one seeking to serve our alumni and current students more fully and more effectively.

     Thank you in advance for your help with this important study!


DAFRE's 100th Anniversary Celebration !

DAFRE 100 Year LogoIn 2014 the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (DAFRE) celebrated its 100th anniversary.  (Link to more about this celebratory event in the SEBS newsletter.)

Our teaching and research department was founded in 1914 as the farm management division within the Rutgers Department of Agronomy. In 1923, farm management left the agronomy department to become a freestanding Department of Agricultural Economics.  Its current name, adopted in 1999, reflects a research and teaching mission that extends beyond the department’s origins in production agriculture.

  1. Rutgers
  2. New Brunswick
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (DAFRE)